1 Feb 2022

Mischa Long

Baby photo - Mischa Long

Mischa has worked at Polyglot since 1996, first making sets and props before performing in shows such as TadpoleAlmost A Dinosaur and Checkout. In 2000, he relocated to the United Kingdom to build large-scale sets, developing the skills he would then transfer to the wonderfully malleable medium of cardboard upon his return.

Working closely with the Polyglot artistic team, Mischa has been integral to the the development, design and installation of shows such as We Built This CitySticky Maze and Paper Planet.

He is also a teacher in the Special Development sector, creating art programs for students with disability. This has led to him co-creating inclusive versions of Polyglot works and delivering professional development workshops for other practitioners.

He believes strongly in the power of the arts to create opportunities for discovery and communication, transcending barriers of language and perceived ability. Performing and working with children has informed his techniques and ideas, placing their creativity at the centre of his work.

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.